• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Postcards of Fort Smith

over 30 vintage postcards of Fort Smith arranged as montage
Early 20th c. postcards of Fort Smith
 

Fort Smith National Historic Site has an extensive collection of postcards featuring views of Fort Smith and the surrounding area.

Use the links on the right to view postcards of the images of the second Fort Smith, Commissary, Quartermaster Storehouse, and federal court era buildings.

To see additional postcards including images of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers and early 20th century Fort Smith, click here.

Did You Know?

foundation remains of first fort overlooking Arkansas River

The U.S. Army selected a spot overlooking the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers for the site of a fort. Soldiers from the Rifle Regiment arrived in 1817 and named the site Fort Smith after their commanding officer, Thomas A. Smith.